WAREHOUSING PERFORMANCE UPLIFT

Indonesia

Sector

Pharma


Issue

A distribution company was looking for warehousing & process improvements at their new National Distribution Centre (NDC) to lift operational productivity and output reliability to cope with anticipated product range and throughput volume growth


Solution

  • Establish new ordering policies to increase the proportion of full pallet/full case handling
  • Reslotting of pick faces (using available space) to reduce replenishment frequency
  • Identify ‘next step’ pickface development (as and when required to handle future growth)
  • Adapt product allocation algorithms to minimize ‘pick-from reserve’ instances
  • Improve pickface replenishment algorithms and practices
  • Reallocation of materials handling equipment to ensure sufficient capacity for each task

Results

  • Identification of a 44% productivity improvement potential across picking, pick-face replenishment, and checking/packing
  • Simplified operations planning
  • Enhanced ability to meet customer service targets